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Apothem and Area

Determine an equation of the area of a regular hexagon in terms of its apothem and perimeter. The apothem is the shortest distance from the center of the polygon to one of the sides.

Will this equation be true for other regular polygons? Explain.

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Exploring Polygons and Area
This reference guide shows examples of how to compute area of a variety of different polygons.

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